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Due to the overwhelming help and support of concerned citizens during the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) comment period regarding the wetlands permit, and the public outcry at the July 20 virtual public hearing, DEQ has requested additional actions and supporting materials from Wegmans before this permit can be reviewed by the Virginia State Water Review Board.  Therefore, this group and its supporters have SUCCESSFULLY pushed the review of this permit from late September until at least the December 9th State Water Permit Review Board meeting!  More information will be forthcoming.

WELCOME!!! exists to help Hanover citizens find reliable information and useful resources.  A lot has changed in the last few weeks and there is more reason for optimism than ever before! To share all of the progress being made, we are reorganizing this site to make things a little easier to find (but don't worry, all the great resources will still be here).

The initial focus of this website was on engaging with Hanover County officials and administrators.  The new focus will emphasize our efforts on four fronts.  Click these links to learn more about each:



In addition, we will also highlight the efforts of volunteers to fundraise through the limited liability company (Hanover COPE, LLC) that was established to support the objectives above.

Hopefully that provides a clear picture of the direction the team is moving but if you still have questions, check out our F.A.Q. page or email your question to us at .  If you want to support your community and protect it from irresponsible development, there are things you can do.  First, enter your email address in the "subscribe" section below to get the monthly newsletter.  Second, please consider a generous donation to the LLC. Just click the button below and you can make a credit card donation (no Paypal account is required). If you need more information before donating, please email your questions to and someone will respond (or call you) to address you concerns.



Hanover COPE, LLC is collecting donations made through the volunteer led, fundraising campaign.  This campaign just started and the residents that have donated are being very generous. 


If you have been procrastinating about donating, please take the next steps so that the legal filing can be made as soon as possible.

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